Published Dec 3, 2008
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~Mi Vida Loca~RN, ASN, RN
In regards to sweeping second hand.On a inexpensive watch,you most likely will not find one as they use the cheaper "quartz movement",it is run by battery power and has a "click,click,click" movement(hard to take a pulse like that,you can end up counting clicks instead of beats).A "sweep" second hand is just that,it steadly sweeps along without and click stops.However,these are found on "mechanical" movements(you wind them)more expensive swiss watches have a "prepetual" movement where as long as you wear it,the watch is winding and has a reserve for when you take it off so it is still keeping accurate time.They are however expensive,but worth it for duribility and acuracy.I posted on another thread about "perfect nurse watch" mine is a Rolex Explorer II.why do I consider it perfect for nursing? First it is made from a solid block of 904 L(surgical grade) stainless steel with a saphire chrystal and is preasure proof to 330 feet,some down to 600 feet,its autoclave proof,as is the "Officaly Certified Chonometer" movement. A Luminox dial can be read in total darkness,without disturbing the Pt.it has a 24 hour hand witch tells me Military time at a glance and 2 time zones and a date window and it is impervious to any thing a nurses hand would come in contact with.It is however ,a guys watch and is a heavty investment,you can hand it down to your grand kids.But,if quality and acuracy are what you want in a durible,classy,ultra rugged, acurate watch.The Explorer II is it,sorry,they do not make a ladies version as of yetJames
It's funny you mentioned that about counting the clicks when doing a pulse. I did that the first pulse I took. I just got a 40 dollar watch that has a glow in the dark backing, military time and the regular second hand. The first time I took a pulse I was watching it and realized I started counting the second hand instead, (it was in lab on a student) so now I make sure that I watch my start time and don't stare at the watch and keep glancing for when I am close to the 30 second mark.
morte, LPN, LVN
James Garrity, BSN, RN
Yes guys,I did the same thing,got me cheap watch to start school as I didnt want to use my good one,had the same problem with the second hand,that you will find on all inexpensive watches.So,im using my rolex,it has never let me down.Its not just a watch,its my constant companion.
TheSquire, DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP
...or you could just mark where the second hand has to be in 15/30/60 seconds and watch that spot while you count the pulse. You stop counting when you see the second hand hit that spot.
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